Music Articles

Every week, our writers take an in‐depth look at an artist, program or topic of interest to us. Spend some time with this week's classical music feature, or scroll through the extensive SFCV archive for insights in many music topics.


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June 9, 2020

Thanks to an innovative grant, 57 artist/teachers have had projects funded during the lockdown.

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June 8, 2020

Great stories about opera singers who are cooking while sheltering — with recipes!

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June 2, 2020

Timely music for an unquiet time.

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June 1, 2020

Here are six great recommendations for beating the blues with recent recordings by Bay Area jazz heroes.

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May 30, 2020

We take an inside look at three of the unsung heroes of contemporary opera.

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May 26, 2020

Here are some of our favorite interactive “Google Doodles” that explore music-making and history.

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May 26, 2020

The composer’s campaign to have a hit at the Paris Opera tells us a lot about writing for big opera houses today.

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May 25, 2020

The prolific jazz composer/clarinetist finds inspiration in seclusion for his Plague Diary.

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May 19, 2020

Jazz artists follow the lead of the classical world in finding new sources of patronage.

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May 15, 2020

Orchestras, opera companies, and their support services figure out paths forward amid too much uncertainty.

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